tv Action News ABC August 8, 2014 6:00am-7:01am EDT
>> good morning, every, 6:00 a.m. on this friday, august 8. developing right now. >> one person is recovering after a massive fire scorched an apartment building in montgomery, a live report is up next. >> police are upping the ante in the hopes of finding a killer of the mother of two last seen in a park in philadelphia. >> fly eagles fly, the birds take on the chicago bears tonight. we have a preview. >> while they are waking up in chicago, we're waking up here
with david murphy good morning. >> reporter: good morning we have the main cloudy cover that is south of us in advance of a southern system that will stay south of us through the weekend. 73 degrees in philadelphia. 59 in wilmington, 53 in allentown. not as windy, but cool to start out. at noon we'll be in the upper 70s the high is 84 at 3:00 p.m. 81 at 6:00 p.m., similar to yesterday with a lot of the sunshine and occasional clouds popping in. le you mean -- up at musikfest, the main stage is alan jackson. start at the concert, 72. end up in the 60s. >> reporter: we have an accident in conshohocken a truck ran into the guardrail. the truck is over there, we had
emergency workers and two lanes are getting by, this is the blue route northbound approaching ridge pike in conshohocken. it's creating a jam-up. we're jammed from the schuylkill expressway to ridge pike northbound on the blue route. we have an accident in salford township, montgomery county clump road and whites mill road. le watch for that accident this morning. washington township, the accident investigation has cleared, delsea drive shut down, that would have been tough. it was just reopened. things are looking better here. as we step outside with our camera in new jersey that's 42 northbound no delay just yet looking good at creek road. tam. >> thank you, karen. we're starting with this developing story, a massive fire forced residents out of the montgomery county apartment
building overnight. it broke out in the dead of night at 2:00 a.m., katherine scott is live on the scene with the latest. good morning, katherine. >> reporter: good morning, tam, the red cross is on the scene here, there are 8 units in that apartment buildings where the fire broke out. the red cross is assisting five families that's ten people and a dog. one woman is in the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. there's quite a bit of damage from the overnight fire. firefighters were initially called before 2:00 a.m. to the woods apartment complex on the 700 block of west lincoln drive in ambler, upper dublin township. when firefighters arrived at least one apartment was on fire. they could see the flames from the outside of the buildings. the resident from the apartment was out on the balcony. eventuallily she went back inside, she was rescued by firefighters. neighbors say the flames were fierce. >> flames were bad, i'm telling you what, they were shooting out from the side and up, it was
just like like a volcano. it was bad. >> reporter: back here live, now that it's getting brighter. you can get a look at the debris from the fire overnight. the fire was largely concentrated in the end unit. firefighters say they were able to minimize the fire from spreading, but there's smoke in other apartments. 8 units in this apartment building that firefighters say are affected one way or the other, red cross are asking ten people and a dog at this time. katherine scott channel 6 "action news." >> thank you, katherine. new this morning, a nasty crash in south jersey sent two people to the hospital overnight. the action cam was on the 200 block of delsea drive washington township gloucester county. the two cars collided after 1:00 a.m. two people were trapped and had to be rescued from one of the vehicles. one was flown to the hospital, the other was taken by ambulance. no word on what caused the
crash. the reward for a northeast mother stands at 36 thousand dollars. she was strangled tuesday morning. fraternal order of police and federal credit union are offering the new money to catch the killer. >> stock futures are dipping into the red this morning. stacy dell colt is in for maribel aber live at the time square. good morning. >> reporter: the dow slump to its lowest level since april. turmoil in ukraine and the middle east was behind the tumble, futures are pointing to a lower open. don't expect a jump in your salary next year, employers expect to hike wages by 3% that's slightly better than this year's 2.9% rise, but things could turn around as employers say they may have have to
increase pay to keep workers as the labor market gets stronger. barns and noble is taking on amazon when it comes to same day delivery. them deliver books the same day in some cities. the books will be pulled from store shelves as orders come in and google couriers will deliver them. it's available in manhattan and will expand to los angeles and san francisco glrnlings -- nike has reported losses because of tiger woods is not doing as well. a hit of tropical weather is taking aim at hawaii this is
people getting ready for the large storms. people in hawaii haven't seen this much intense where in more than two decades. the national weather service this morning down graded it to a tropical storm. julio is out over the pacific. julio is a category 3 storm with maximum winds at 115 miles per hour. 2r5689ers are saying the volcanos play a part in deflaight these hurricanes when they arrive. >> reporter: they can, when the storm gets past them, you get on the lee side, you get the descending air it helps them dry out. honolulu is on the other side of the island not that it's going to be winds and wet there, but it blocks it a little bit. julio will be off the north shore and hopefully there wasn't be a major impact.
let's look outside, we have a nice day buildings with the sun up over the horizon. we expect to see pleasant of that as we go through the morning and afternoon. 59 in wilmington, very cool across the region, 53 in allentown. not as much winds, but an occasional breeze blowing around and 65 down the shore, everybody refreshed this morning as you step outside. satellite shows cloud cover streaking into the south of us, that's in advance of the southern system that will go to the south of us this weekend. ahead of it looks like a sunny day today. allentown, 82 degrees, sunny and pleasant a few clouds digging in as the day goes on, generally speaking nice. in philadelphia, high of 84. lots of sun, pleasant a few clouds streaking in at times. winds northwest at 6 to 12. le it's going to be nice during the morning. 8:00 a.m., 68. 76 by 11:00. in the afternoon, we get into
the low 80s probably hitting the high of 84 at 3:00 p.m. for the phillies, 80 degrees the first pitch, 75 in the 9th inning. not a lot of wind, the mets in town, phillies trying to win their 4th straight ballgame. ryan howard is swinging the bat pretty well. up in the poconos, you're starting out in good shape. sunny and pleasant, 77. saturday, 75, sunday, mix of sun and clouds, 77. counts shore, today's high, 80. partly sunny on saturday, 80 on sunday. the farther south you go down the coast, the better chance you have of seeing cloud cover. there's a good chance most of you stay dry. it's beautiful again today, 84 degrees, the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, sun and clouds tomorrow, 85 in philadelphia. and getting up to 86 in philadelphia on sunday, a great weekend to wrap up musikfest great for the young and
phillies, as well. monday looks like a good day. tuesday a pop-up storm is possible in the afternoon and evening with the next system arriving there could be periods of rain irng willing through wednesday -- lingering through wednesday. looks like we clear out no later than thursday. >> the world's top health experts declare ebola virus a public emergency overnights. >> an intruder passion security breach at the would you also. security agents may have to wait until he learns how to talk to question him. >> reporter: how about an update on the accident. >> this is our first back to school story, if you're shopping for a
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avoid with karen, as well. >> reporter: now i know matt's new nick flame. we have an accident that's causing issues here. right now we have the right shoulder block, right now the truck ran into the guardrail over there. it's blocking a couple of lanes it's blocking the left lane and the right shoulder, the blue route northbound approaching ridge pike. you can see several penndot vehicles own police on the scene right now. northbound slow as you pass the scene on the blue route northbound approaching ridge pike. let's go to the maps we'll show you other issues. clump road are and whites mill road we have an accident there. northeast extension we have the construction that cleared. northeast extension will close between lansdale and the mid county toll area from sunday to 6:00 a.m., the alternate is 309 instead. for the weekend you'll have a closure. for now you're looking okay,
just construction out there. here's the blue route looking at 55 miles per hour. no problem, schuylkill expressway is not too bad. don't forget you have the traffic lights that are on the ramp from montgomery drive to the schuylkill expressway westbound. i-95 is not looking too terrible. 47 miles per hour we'll take that southbound near the betsy ross bridge. no weather related problems, 63 degrees, temperature dropped a little bit, 53, allentown, comfortable. 84 is the high we're dry, matt. >> we have new developments on the ebola virus outbroke. the world health organization declared that the spread of ebola is an international health emergency. the u.s. ordered members of the embassies in liberia to leave the country. two infected americans have been receiving a experimental drug in
an atlanta hospital. the viral disease has killed 90032 people in africa. >> a woman who police call a serial stow away has been found a plane again. she was reese released for time be served. she has tried to sneak aboard flights for a half dozen times, she has been treated for mental health issues. a toddler squeezed through the north gate. instead of questioning, the little guy can't talk, the boy got a time out and left with his parents, looks like he'll escape without any charges. >> perhaps you started your back to school shopping we
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ben franklin bridge center city eastbound traffic heading into camden we have construction blocking the right lane. westbound you're looking good with four lanes open and no delays. burlington bristol wear in the clear. tacony-palmyra no problems, even the betsy ross bridge. on the walt whitman bridge we have construction both ways until 3:00 p.m. >> reporter: it's comfortable, low humidity, lots of sun coming up over the horizon, 9:00 a.m., 71. 78 by noon, a comfortable morning if you have to go out and catch the bus or the el. 84 is the high winds at 6 to 12 miles per hour not all that strong. down the airport we go, well have tranquil weather here and along the east coast. you wouldn't expect to his anything but green arrow planes on the big board. if you're heading to pa by that could be -- to had a -- hawaii that's a different story.
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flyers are looking forward to play real football. >> we're coming off a great year, learning who we are as a team getting the team together. >> ready to go against a different opponent than just the teammates, i figure everybody is ready to play. >> starts will play a series or two at the soldiers field. >> reporter: "action news" sports team will get you ready for the game with the great expectations pregame show at # 30:00, the game at 8:00 p.m. >> katherine scott is covering a fire this morning. >> reporter: one person is injured and others can't return home after a fire in upper dublin
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>> developing this morning, a fire forces residents out of a mrg -- montgomery county apartment complex. >> a raid uncovers a cockfighting ring at a berks county farm. >> iselle slams into the high volume contain notices of -- volcanos and turns into a tropical storm. >> let's go outside to david murphy, what did we do to deserve this beautiful day david? >> reporter: i don't know, but if i did, i would do it again. we have a system that's staying to our south this weekend, so lots of sunshine getting ready to come up overtime horizon.
63 degrees, it's cool and comfortable the winds are light. it's going to be a warm afternoon. 71 by 9:00 a.m. you spent the morning in the 70s. this afternoon we get up to 84 around 3:00 p.m. before slipping back to 81 by 6:00 p.m. it's going to be a nice day and nice night at musikfest. the main stage concert at steel stacks is alan jackson. look for clear skies, cool and comfortable, concert time temperature 72 and sliding into the upper 60s by the end of the show. phillies game looks good, as well. we have the weekend call for the shore and the poconos coming up karen. >> reporter: let's get to the accident on the blue route north of ridge pike. they have pushed everything off that's blocking the right lane and the right shoulder. they have tow trucks and police and emergency workers on the scene looks like they are blocking the right lane once
again, northbound blue route slow as you pass the schuylkill expressway and going toward ridge pike. a new accident north coventry, chester county, 724 and kline avenue. upper moreland, east ton road at sycamore avenue. the accident in salford has cleared. that has cleared on clump road. northeast extension will close between lansdale and mid county over the weekend, sunday night at midnight stick to 309. >> a fire in an apartment complex in montgomery county displaced dozens of people overnight. katherine scott is live at the lincoln apartments in upper dublin where they remain at the scene. katherine. >> reporter: well, matt, one woman was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. the red cross is assisting ten people and a dog. that's five families.
as it's gotten brighter you can get a better look at the damage that remains after the fire in upper dublin township. the fire broke all the at 2:00 a.m. in the woods apartment complex on the 700 block of west lincoln drive in ambler. when firefighters arrived they could see the flames from the outside of the building and the resident in the apartment where it seems to have began it was out on the balcony. people could hear her screaming. eventually she went back into the apartments and she was rescued by firefighters. the fire was placed under control in 35 minutes. it was mainly concentrated in the end unit. firefighters were able to minimize the fire from spreading. >> it was in one apartment, but this complex is very prone to fire spread. so we had to get in here pretty quick because once it gets into the roof line, it could take out the whole buildings, -- buildin.
the guys did a good job getting the fire out with minimal damage. >> reporter: you can see firefighters remain on the scene, restoration crews are here, as well, five families are being assisted by red cross and a dog. >> katherine a fast-moving fire damaged a house if philadelphia that broke out in the kensington section. firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke pouring from the two story house. they were able to get the fire under control in 15 minutes. the house appears to be vacant. no word on a cause. homicide detectives are searching for a killer of a 19-year-old who was driving around philadelphia. he was shot in the chest and ended up crashing is car at soth an dauphin streets.
>> we have more details on a family tragedy in this directional hill that -- drexel hill that turned two young boys into orphans. keith belajonas went into a jealous rage yesterday morning and stabbed his wife anticipate shot her. >> the children states is mommy dead? and out the door they go. >> reporter: he went top staten island, new york where he dropped his kids off where his brother was working. then he shot and killed himself in the suv. the children are being taken care of the mother's relatives. a berks county family was raided by spca for cockfights. they removed 60 birds, a goat, horse and four dogs from the farm on plumb road. the spca said the animals were
kept in cramp, unsanitary conditions. they found a cockfighting ring and other related materials. >> other developments this morning, hurricane iselle has been downgraded to a tropical storm. the outer bands of the storm brought rain and wind gusts overnight. there's hurricane julio in the pacific having strengthened into a category 3 storm. it's forecasted to pass north of the islands sometime sunday morning, our david murphy thinks it will lose a little bit of strength by them e then. you can get the latest on the track of both storms at 6abc.com. the new smart design will fit your tablet or computer no
matter how large or small. >> we have great weather here, better that hawaii. >> reporter: yes, we have highs in the 80s yesterday, and today we have more of the same. as we look at storm tracker 6 live, we have no hint of rain around. as we look down the shore that's cape may on the beach. we're off to a cool start. in mays landing it's 56 degrees, that's typical we have suburbs in the 50s and in philadelphia all the way down to 63 degrees right now. 50 is the dewpoint. not humid at all, the winds are light out of the north/northwest at 5 miles per hour. satellite shows you the dominant cloud cover on the east coast is down to the south as a southern system will creep past to the south over the weekend. today should be failure sunny with patchy clouds, 68 degrees by 8:00 a.m., 76 by 11:00 a.m.
we spend the morning in comfortable profile. this afternoon, we'll be in the low to mid 80s high of 84 around 3:00 p.m. high temperatures even from north to south, # 2 is where we wind up in allentown, 84 in wilmington. down the shore, 78 to 80 depending on where you are up and down the beach. great ball tonight, phillies and mets, ryan is hitting the bat well. clear and pleasant 80 for the first pitch and 75 in the 9th inning. comfortable conditions for phillies baseball and musikfest. 77 in the poconos. if you're spending the weekend in the mount, 75 on saturday, 77 on sunday, nice in the poconos. down the shore, not too bad, today we'll have abundant sunshine, occasional clouds later, 80 the high. 75 on saturday, 80 on sunday. as we get into saturday, the
farther south you go, the better chance you have of seeing clouds way down south, some of you will see a shower or sprinkle most of us of you will mills out on that. -- miss out on that. today in philadelphia, 84 degrees, a beautiful day. saturday, sun and clouds, # 5. union at night on saturday, the phillies games this weekend as well. sunday, 86 degrees, monday, looks good, 82. tuesday, it might get more humid, we could see a pop-up shower or thunderstorm. periods of rain spill into wednesday and thursday we're looking good all over again. >> 6:39 next president obama authorizes airstrikes in iraq. they will be designed to protect a religious minority from again side. >> a postal worker delivers an arm full of mail, but not into a mail box, and somebody was watching. >> reporter: we're jammed on the blue route, you can see the traffic pass the schuylkill
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in the distance. elementary, karen what you got on the big board. >> reporter: new does he want in delaware consist -- a new accident in delaware county,t in involving a tractor tractor-trailer, this is i-95 at ridley park you can see the heavier traffic as you head toward the airport you will pals this. it's off to the side, so it looks like they are clearing things out right now. that's what it looks like on i-95. let's check the big picture, i-95 in other areas we're looking at 20 miles per hour near the betsy ross bridge. schuylkill expressway is not in bad shape mothly in the -- mostly in the 50s. upper moreland township we have an accident on the easton road at sycamore avenue that may get you into trouble, as will. let's go back outside and check on this accident in conshohocken as we look at the blue route approaching ridge pike looks like it's mostly off to the side. we have penndot in the right
lane, the right lane is blocked and the right shoulder, traffic slow on the blue route because of this approaching ridge pike from past the schuylkill expressway to approaching ridge pike. weather wise at least we've got that going for us, on a friday morning. no weather relate the warnings affecting your commute. 63 degrees in the city. 56 in millville. we have a gorgeous day ahead, lots of sunshine today a nice high of 84, matt. >> thanks, karen, the cease-fire between israel and gaza has ended. hamas launched 721 rockets at israel. israel intercepted two rockets over a coastal city. the fighting resumed after talks after a new border deal for the gaza blockade deadlocked. that group was willing to
continue talks despite the fighting. israel official would not discuss the chance of a renewed cease-fire. president obama is telling tens of thousands of refugees that are trapped in a rocky mountain range u.s. is coming to help. refugees are religious minorities desperately in need of food and water. fighters with the group isis has seized the hydroelectric dam ceasing control of the water. a 6-year-old was last seen on saturday at her home in brimmer ton. her body was found in a forested area. there have been no arrests in the case. a postal worker in ohio is on the receiving end of a message, you never know who is
watching. she also seen tossing an armful of mail in cincinnati. the post office retrieved the mail after someone called in and complained. the postal services office of the inspector general is investigating the incident. >> from our delaware news room, the city of newscastle has decided to shut down their drinking water wells because of toxic chemicals. they are two types of of acids cruised to make non-stick products. >> we can install a filtration system that will remove the contaminant from the water that's what we're in the process of doing. regarding the site or the source that's being investigated. regarding the site or the source that's being investigated. >> reporter: the art
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unprecedented situation for the state. in the cross hairs of it all, we get the latest from hilo. happening overnight, the president authorizing military airstrikes, what is prompting the stunning turning events three years after the president announced the war in iraq is over. brian ross investigates the case against one of atlantic city's most respected resorts saying they were abused by hotel security. >> luke brian is going to be performing live in central park. if you're not here this morning, come on down, look at the crowd that's formed in central park. you don't want to miss it, coming up next on "good morning america." matt and tam.
>> that's a big crowd. >> i'm getting my keys, amy, i'll see you in ten minutes. >> i'll be driving 16 miles per hour on the new jersey turnpike. >> reporter: if you're trying to leave give yourself extra time in conshohocken the blue route is jammed past the schuylkill expressway because of the accident blocking the right lane. in north coventry, chester county. we have an accident with debris and fluid on the road, but things have cleared. in new jersey, 42 northbound at creek road no delays just yet, dave. >> reporter: hey my twitter follower, dwayne tweets in this picture of the sunrise from smearld. in the meantime i'm hearing from brandon in sicklierville. 50 in new jersey. 56 in millville. 63 in philadelphia, a refreshing start. as is you're plowing through the
day, 71 by 9:00 a.m., 78 by noon, a fair amount of sunshine, 84 is the high at 3:00 p.m. winds light, humidity low a nice day overall, 81 degrees by 6:00 p.m. this afternoon. great for musikfest and the phillies tonight, tam. >> sounds good, thank you, david. topping the people scene justin bieber is in the news. he showed himself with malala. he instagram got face time with malala, she has an incredible story extra wait to meet her and can't wait to support her in the malala fund. george clooney is closer o getting married. the notice where the they plan to we had is published outside